Making the Shift: from “one-way giving” to “mutual interdependence” (March 2018)

During this conversation, Wendy McCaig will share her experiences in bridging the gap between middle class white faith communities and lower income predominately African American communities using the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development. Through a combination of story and the sharing of ABCD practices, participants will learn how this strategy could help bridge … Continue reading Making the Shift: from “one-way giving” to “mutual interdependence” (March 2018)

Why is Richmond Still Segregated? (Feb. 2018)

Segregation isn’t an accident of history, or a matter of preference or choice. There are historical and policy decisions that shape Richmond’s sharply segregated housing and school patterns. Redlining and restrictive covenants established these barriers that persist to keep us separated to the modern day. This presentation was shared by Heather Crislip, on Feb. 21, … Continue reading Why is Richmond Still Segregated? (Feb. 2018)

Listening to Black Voices: Black Voices in Fiction

We have been talking about the importance of de-centering our own stories and listening to the stories of others, especially those on the margins. We are sharing videos from different members and staff on what voices they are listening to that are shaping and reshaping their perspective. In this first video, Associate Pastor Meg Lacy … Continue reading Listening to Black Voices: Black Voices in Fiction